Keep Trekking - Hiking in the Winelands

Hiking stellenbosch area

Jonkershoek & Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle flowers

Near the Winelands, not far from the city, trails there range conveniently in level of challenge. Less strenuous routes skirt though Afromontane forests as you contour vast hillsides. For longer outings, head up ravines into higher, wilder territory.

monte rochelle

Near Franschhoek

Hikers at Mont Rochelle, near Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle offers hikes of various lengths high above the Franschhoek Valley.

Sosyskloof trail Jonkershoek

Jonkershoek, near Stellenbosch

Hiking in Jonkershoek with Cape Trekking

In the Jonkershoek Mountains this reserve near Stellenbosch has a mix of short and long hikes, views of waterfalls, and some good swimming possibilities.

There is wildlife about. Occasionally you can see baboons. But of the rest, you'd be lucky to catch a glimpse of those animals that just leave visible traces - of leopards, honey badger, klipspringer and mongoose. But keep an eye out for black eagles, fish eagles, spotted eagle owls, sugarbirds, and orange-breasted sunbirds.

Hiking Jonkershoek

Get close up to the floral life that thrives in the gritty stone and soil. See what makes the tiny Cape Floral Kingdom a source of aesthetic and scientific wonder.


Rooibergpypie in bloom